Festive Gift Guide: for Ladies


Next up in my festive gift guide series is presents to suit ladies, be they mums, sisters, colleagues or friends… I know it’s tempting to just attack the boots 3 for 2 offers and stock up but who really needs that many bath sets? Here are a few things that I am either giving or would like to get under the tree!


Candles! I think you’d be hard pressed to find a friend who doesn’t like burning candles, and although people have personal preferences as to what scents they like unless you pick something really out of the ordinary I think you’ll be okay. The Yankee Candle Holiday Party advent calendar is sure to have something in there to suit all tastes, with four brand new scents this year. There is also a sweet range of candle holders too, I love the gingerbread men ones!


For someone really special, a luxury scented candle could be the way to go, the range from Voluspa is immense, and the candles are free from parabens and sulphates, and the gorgeous glass jars can be used afterwards! The scent is just right, not overpowering but the sandalwood and amber notes of this baltic amber scent give it a nice spiced festive scent… since taking this picture I decided to burn it after trying to keep it for Christmas and not only does it hardly make a dent (around 100 hours burn time) it’s made my whole living room smell cosy!

Personally I think an Emma Bridgewater DAB radio would look good in any kitchen or bedroom, there are a lots of styles to choose from as well as some plainer colours. I love to have the radio on in the background when I’m baking or pottering around in the kitchen, and sometimes when I have a bath too! Most radios and stereos aren’t particularly fun to look at but these are pretty even when they’re not being used for their intended purpose!  

I think these are intended to contain a moscow mule cocktail (I don’t even know what’s in one!) but the copper trend isn’t going anywhere fast, and these mugs (in a set of four) would be perfect for drinks, tiny little succulents or even as pen, pencil or makeup holders!


If you know someone who really isn’t a morning person then a Lumie BodyClock would be perfect for them, it wakes them up gradually using a ‘sunrise’ effect, which gradually brightens until the time they’d normally set their alarm for. It can also have a regular alarm or the radio too. and has a white noise function as well as a few others. I’ve been using this for a few weeks now and although the times that it has woken me up before the baby are few and far between it has been lovely to be woken up without the jarring alarm blaring in my ear! The clock display is handy too as it means I don’t have to fumble about to look at my phone for the time during the night. Waking up to a natural light every day resets the sleep/wake cycle too, boosting productivity and energy levels.


Backpacks seem to be more fashionable than ever, though really it should be about about comfort than fashion but either way a good backpack would be a good buy for someone who has to cart stuff about on a daily basis. Fjallraven Kanken backpacks are on trend, and really well designed, plus you can get handy inserts for them for things like cameras and laptops! They come in different sizes and colours too! My chum Carrie has written about hers here.

So this one is for any strong mama you know, (that’s all mums btw!) the Motherhood T is from Three Bears Threads, and not only is it super comfy it comes gorgeously wrapped so you could send it direct to your chum without worrying about wrapping! Three Bears Threads have so many nice designs for kids and adult clothes (here is Arlo in their stag leggings) that it was hard to pick, but eventually I settled on this one, my second favorite was the ‘tired is the new black’ slogan tee!
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Finally you can’t go wrong with jewellery for any gift, not just at Christmas! Make it personalised and you’re onto a real winner. Scarlett Jewellery is a local-to-me business and I love to support locally when I can so I was really happy when they offered me a £50 voucher to give away to someone! Their jewellery range is delicate, unique and  I think there would be something suitable for everyone. The Twilight collection features dainty stars and moons, the Touch collection is more organic looking, and the Mojo collection features charms with positive messages, There are pieces in silver, gold and rose gold (always a winner with me) and many items can be personalised too! So if you want to treat someone, or even yourself then get entering!

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Some links are affiliate links, and I received some of these products to feature in this gift guide. As ever all words and opinions are my own. 

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  1. 16th November 2016 / 10:48 am

    Some great gift ideas here. You can’t go wrong with candles xx

  2. 16th November 2016 / 4:50 pm

    I’m all over a scented candle – would love than advent calendar. The radio is stunning too x

  3. 16th November 2016 / 4:56 pm

    Some lovely ideas here, I would love a Yankee Candle advent calendar this year! x

  4. The London Mum
    16th November 2016 / 7:40 pm

    I love fjallraven nankeen back packs I’ve had mine forever and it’s still going strong!

  5. 16th November 2016 / 9:01 pm

    I love anything made from Rose Gold, it’s a beautiful gold, so soft. I really like their little rose gold heart earrings

  6. adel taylor
    17th November 2016 / 1:16 pm

    Emma Bridgewater DAB radio Great blog!!

  7. 19th November 2016 / 7:38 am

    Some lovely ideas here. The Emma bridgewater dab radio is my fave. It’s so pretty x

  8. 20th November 2016 / 9:05 pm

    I love the Personalised Footsteps Pendants x

  9. Alica
    20th November 2016 / 9:52 pm

    I really like the Live Love Laugh Sterling Silver Ring 🙂

  10. Robyn S
    20th November 2016 / 10:12 pm

    I love the little beehive charm, its so delicate

  11. Amanda
    20th November 2016 / 10:16 pm

    I love the Emma Bridgewater DAB radio – fab!

  12. Michelle Walker
    20th November 2016 / 10:18 pm

    yankee candles

  13. Jess Mary
    20th November 2016 / 10:21 pm

    The Angel Wing Silver Stud Earrings are stunning!

  14. Danielle Spencer
    20th November 2016 / 10:31 pm

    Simply Heart Outline Stud Earrings are absolutely stunning.

  15. Michelle smith
    20th November 2016 / 11:12 pm

    Emma Bridgewater DAB radio

  16. iain maciver
    20th November 2016 / 11:21 pm

    the personalised charms

  17. lucy higgins
    21st November 2016 / 12:14 am

    i love the superstar necklace

  18. Graham Ross
    21st November 2016 / 5:05 am

    i like the Eclipse Silver Necklace

  19. caroline walliss
    21st November 2016 / 5:13 am

    I love the Personalised Silver Name Ring, thanks.x

  20. Fiona K
    21st November 2016 / 6:33 am

    I like the Rose Gold Heart earrings

  21. 21st November 2016 / 6:54 am

    Some great ideas here. I love the cups and the radio.

  22. Tracy Nixon
    21st November 2016 / 7:28 am

    I love the Mojo Bead Silver Bracelet!

  23. Jennifer Toal
    21st November 2016 / 8:10 am

    The stars and moon range

  24. Ellie Wood
    21st November 2016 / 9:10 am

    I really like the sweetheart sliver charm ring.

  25. Jennifer Haden
    21st November 2016 / 9:21 am

    I’m in love with the Eclipse Silver & Rose Gold Necklace, just beautiful!

  26. emma walters
    21st November 2016 / 10:01 am

    the Personalised Wishes & Dreams Necklace is beautiful

  27. Jessica Cook
    21st November 2016 / 12:03 pm

    I love the silver daisy necklace

  28. Helen Tovell
    21st November 2016 / 12:41 pm

    I like the Twilight Silver Moon and Star Necklace

  29. amy bondoc
    21st November 2016 / 12:42 pm

    the Sweetheart Gold Stud Earrings are my favourite they are so pretty

    21st November 2016 / 2:14 pm

    The silver beaded hoop earrings

  31. sarah m
    21st November 2016 / 4:34 pm

    I love the Personalised Globe St Christopher Necklace

  32. Gemma Massey
    21st November 2016 / 4:38 pm

    Beautiful pieces I especially love the rose gold so hard to choose 🙂 xx

  33. Kim Styles
    21st November 2016 / 5:06 pm

    I love the Little Acorn Silver Necklace

  34. Lynn Heath
    21st November 2016 / 6:19 pm

    I would love the personalised Silver Name bar necklace, My daughter would love this also

  35. Laura Banks
    21st November 2016 / 6:29 pm

    the eclipse silver necklace

  36. Andrea Fletcher
    21st November 2016 / 6:41 pm

    The silver bobble charm bracelet is nice.

  37. Julie mcdonald
    21st November 2016 / 7:11 pm

    Personalised Silver Message Ring

  38. Solange
    21st November 2016 / 7:25 pm

    The Emma Bridgewater DAB radio is my favourite.

  39. Michelle Ferguson
    21st November 2016 / 8:15 pm

    I Love the Sweetheart Silver & Gold Drop Earrings

  40. Kay Lou Smith
    21st November 2016 / 8:17 pm

    The Superstar duo necklaces are gorgeous!

  41. Susan Crosswaite
    21st November 2016 / 8:23 pm

    I love the Que Sera silver and gold ring

  42. Jules Eley
    21st November 2016 / 9:56 pm

    I love Superstar Duo Gold & Silver Necklace

  43. Laura Jeffs
    21st November 2016 / 10:57 pm

    I adore the Silver & Rose Gold Duo Simply Heart Necklace

  44. Teresa Lee
    22nd November 2016 / 12:05 am

    The Personalised Silver & Gold Mojo Necklace

  45. Shelley Jessup
    22nd November 2016 / 12:05 am

    I utterly adore this necklace Tiny Beginnings Silver Necklace with Gold Acorn
    acorns hold a special place in my heart

  46. Helen Moulden
    22nd November 2016 / 8:29 am

    I love the Eclipse Silver Necklace! Gorgeous items!

  47. Helen Stratton
    22nd November 2016 / 10:40 am

    I like the Mojo T-Bar Silver Bracelet.

  48. Karen Barrett
    22nd November 2016 / 12:57 pm

    Love the Tactile Silver Stud Earrings

    22nd November 2016 / 7:04 pm

    The Personalised Mojo Rose Gold Heart Necklace

  50. Christine Lockley
    22nd November 2016 / 8:46 pm

    I love the “Eclipse Chunky Silver Bangle”

  51. Jo Carroll
    22nd November 2016 / 9:36 pm

    I really like the look of the ‘Eclipse Silver & Rose Gold Necklace’. x

  52. Jayne Townson
    22nd November 2016 / 9:36 pm

    I love the Bumble Bee Gold Necklace, thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  53. Rebecca Smith
    23rd November 2016 / 9:34 pm

    Superstar Duo Gold & Silver Necklace

  54. Susan Smith
    24th November 2016 / 9:05 am

    Love the Little Acorn Gold Necklace, its beautiful

  55. Sarah Brokenshire
    24th November 2016 / 1:43 pm

    I love the personalised silver name rings x

  56. Debbie Smith
    24th November 2016 / 2:12 pm

    personalised bracelets are amazing fab giveaway thankyou x

  57. Lauren Old
    24th November 2016 / 4:49 pm

    I like the Twilight silver moon stacking ring

  58. gemma raines
    24th November 2016 / 5:09 pm

    I like the gold and silver small simply heart necklace its pretty

  59. Kerry Kilmister
    24th November 2016 / 10:54 pm

    I love the Fine Rose Gold Heart Personalised Bracelet for my daughter

  60. Lynsey Buchanan
    25th November 2016 / 1:30 am

    One Love Silver Hoop Earrings

  61. Julie Booth
    25th November 2016 / 7:23 am

    I would love the Je Ne Regrette Rien Sterling Silver Ring

  62. michelle o'neill
    25th November 2016 / 10:26 am

    the personalised off centre name bar necklace x

  63. Lorraine Stone
    25th November 2016 / 2:02 pm

    Would love the Emma Bridgewater DAB radio, ~~~

  64. Sheri Darby
    25th November 2016 / 8:12 pm

    Superstar Silver Bracelet is so pretty

  65. Lisa Wilkinson
    25th November 2016 / 8:54 pm

    Superstar Grace Gold & Silver Necklace

  66. Jane Middleton
    25th November 2016 / 9:18 pm

    Eclipse Silver Hoop Earrings are lovely

  67. Kat Allinson
    25th November 2016 / 9:26 pm

    I love the Personalised Silver Mojo Necklace

  68. Natasha R-M
    26th November 2016 / 6:56 am

    I like the Bumblebee Gold and Silver necklace.

  69. Stevie
    26th November 2016 / 9:46 am

    I like the Men’s Slim Silver & Leather Bracelet.

  70. Colin Gault
    26th November 2016 / 10:16 am

    Like Gold & Silver Small Simply Heart Necklace

  71. Rebecca Powell
    26th November 2016 / 12:27 pm

    I love the Twilight silver stacking ring

  72. Jo McPherson
    26th November 2016 / 1:08 pm

    Love the personalised silver pebble charm bracelet

  73. Emma Jones
    26th November 2016 / 1:54 pm

    The personalised silver name rings are gorgeous! Ooo and yankie candles too 🙂 so many lovely items x

  74. jane
    26th November 2016 / 2:24 pm

    I would love anything in rose gold, the Eclipse Silver & Rose Gold Necklace is lovely

  75. Lia Burns
    26th November 2016 / 3:28 pm

    My favourite piece is the simply heart outline studs x

  76. Kim Lam
    26th November 2016 / 3:42 pm

    I love the Sweetheart Silver Charm Ring

  77. jo liddement
    26th November 2016 / 3:56 pm

    I love the Forget-me-not Silver Necklace

  78. donna l jones
    26th November 2016 / 4:06 pm

    The Emma bridgewater dab radio

  79. 26th November 2016 / 4:59 pm

    The daisy silver stud earrings are lovely

  80. Deborah Bird
    26th November 2016 / 5:44 pm

    The twilight necklace x

  81. Stacey Schofield
    26th November 2016 / 6:18 pm

    I love the sterling silver snowflake charm

  82. Diana
    26th November 2016 / 8:15 pm

    Sweetheart Silver Charm Ring is lovely 🙂

  83. Kim Neville
    26th November 2016 / 9:48 pm

    I like the eclipse silver and rose gold necklace

  84. Juliet Wilson
    26th November 2016 / 10:37 pm

    I love the Tiny Beginnings Silver Necklace, it’s a tiny acorn, my son’s Nursery is called Little Acorn’s and he’s due to leave for school next September. I’m dreading it, he’s been there for over 2 years now and they’ve all been so helpful. I can’t even think about it, yuck! But this necklace would be a lovely way of remembering.

  85. Katie skeoch
    26th November 2016 / 11:22 pm

    The que sera gold bangle is gorgeous!

  86. Donna Foxall
    26th November 2016 / 11:24 pm

    I love this

  87. Deborah Swain
    27th November 2016 / 7:40 am

    Some wonderful pieces of jewellery on here!! spoilt for choice!! If I had to chose just one piece, it would be the Personalised Footsteps Baby Girl Pendant!! As a first time Nan to twin girls, wearing this , they’d feel close at all times!! thanks! x

  88. Laura Asplin
    27th November 2016 / 10:53 am

    I love the Personalised Silver Mojo Charm Bead, I would get one with my sons name on.

  89. Debbie Johnson
    27th November 2016 / 10:59 am

    Love the sweetheart silver charm ring but I love so many of the pieces

  90. Sam Parkes
    27th November 2016 / 11:22 am

    All stunning pieces but I love the personalised St Christopher necklace .

  91. Emma
    27th November 2016 / 11:39 am

    Lifetime charm bracelet with rose gold heart

  92. gemma hendry
    27th November 2016 / 3:00 pm

    love the heart stacking ring

  93. Pauline Burroughs
    27th November 2016 / 3:57 pm

    I love the Bumble Bee Gold Stud Earrings

  94. Hannah Wood
    27th November 2016 / 4:14 pm

    Silver & Rose Gold Duo Simply Heart Necklace

  95. Rich Tyler
    27th November 2016 / 5:59 pm

    Simply Heart Necklace

  96. Jessica Hutton
    27th November 2016 / 6:17 pm

    I think the silver and gold heart stacking ring.

  97. Jocelynne Harrison
    27th November 2016 / 6:18 pm

    My favourite is the simple heart necklace

  98. Amanda Cargill
    27th November 2016 / 6:19 pm

    The charm bracelet with the rise gold heart

  99. Karen Dowling
    27th November 2016 / 6:21 pm

    The sweetheart silver charm ring

  100. Jim Dowling
    27th November 2016 / 6:23 pm

    My wife would love the forget me not silver necklace

  101. paula cheadle
    27th November 2016 / 9:51 pm

    Superstar Duo Gold & Silver Necklace

  102. Tracy
    27th November 2016 / 10:00 pm

    I love the Silver Mojo Bead Charm Necklace

  103. Oksana Fitzgerald
    27th November 2016 / 10:02 pm

    My favourite is Little Acorn Silver Necklace

  104. stacey Forsyth
    27th November 2016 / 10:03 pm

    I didn’t even know such things as body clock lamps existed! I struggle massive in the morning due to health issues and lack of sleep. I cant seem to fall asleep but then cant seem to get up easily either! I wonder if this would help for someone like me. Thanks for sharing! I’ll be looking into these lamps a bit more now 🙂 x

  105. Nicole S.
    27th November 2016 / 10:53 pm

    I love the Tiny Star Silver Necklace, so delicate and pretty!

  106. Andrea A
    27th November 2016 / 10:56 pm

    One Love Silver Hoop Earrings

  107. 27th November 2016 / 11:24 pm

    Wow! There are so many cute pieces on their site. I’m in love! I really like the twilight rose gold earrings though.

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